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The Morning Score: Tuesday

Despite being soaking wet, we managed to compile the stories worth reading.

Brian O'Driscoll, Paul O'Connell and Jonathan Sexton launched the Guinness Series yesterday.
Brian O'Driscoll, Paul O'Connell and Jonathan Sexton launched the Guinness Series yesterday.
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Every day TheScore.ie brings you the stories you need to know before your first cup of coffee.

1. #HOMECOMING The All-Ireland-winning Donegal team brought Sam home last night and were greeted by a reported 20,000 fans. Jim McGuinness and his panel finally arrived in Donegal town after they walked across the border in Pettigo. Here’s a slideshow of the team returning home.

2. #ABUSE Premier League referee Mark Halsey has contacted police about abusive tweets he received after taking charge of the meeting of Liverpool and Manchester United on Saturday. Halsey, who recovered from throat cancer earlier this year, was subjected to insulting messages from fans who were unhappy at his decision to send off Reds midfielder Jonjo Shelvey.

Read the full story here.

3. #T20 Ireland failed to qualify for the Super Eights stage of the World Twenty20 after their Group B match with West Indies was abandoned due to rain yesterday. Ireland made 129-6 in their 19 overs before heavy rain at the Premadasa stadium prevented the West Indies from starting their innings.

Both teams gained one point each, but the West Indies joined Group B winners Australia in the next round due to a superior net run-rate over the Irish.

Read a report of the game here.

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4. #AIRTRICITY LEAGUE St Patrick’s Athletic host Shamrock Rovers in a Dublin derby at Richmond Park tonight. Third-placed Pat’s are five points clear of the Hoops, who lost out of Drogheda United in the EA Sports Cup final over the weekend, but Saints boss Liam Buckley is under no illusion about how difficult a game it will be.

Nobody should be in any doubt that this will be another tough game for us and that there will be a lot of tough games between now and the end of the season.

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